His hands were weak and shaking from carrying far too many books from the bookshop. It was the best feeling. ― Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The quote no doubt expresses the post-move reflections of some, if not all, of the volunteers of every gender, age, and reading preference who showed up last weekend to heft thousands of tomes up the hill from the original Eat My Words! Bookstore to its new home at 214 13th Avenue Northeast. As noted in a previous blog post, EMW has relocated to its new site at the former home of 212 Pottery. See previous pre-move post here: https://marytreacy.wordpress.com/2017/06/04/eat-my-words-a-moveable-feast/
And what comes next?
A TWO-DAY CELEBRATION — Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6
It’s a busy weekend, beginning with a day of Bookstore Bingo beginning at 11:00 AM – with a busy agenda throughout the day:
3:00 PM – Pottery demonstration by local artist Bob Sorg (of 212 Pottery fame)
5:00 PM – Poetry reading featuring Terrance Folz, Morgan Grayce Willow, Tony the Scribe and Tony Plocido.
7:00 PM – Wayne Nelson will screen several of his animated films based on the poems, stories and songs of other people.
And there will be Music! Music! Music!
The music starts Saturday evening at 7:30-8:30pm when Branden Cravallho will share his unique classical guitar talent and repertoire.
And music continues on Sunday when the day’s program is sponsored in tandem with Open Streets Northeast. Music will fill the streets for seven hours Noon – 7:00 PM as Eat My Words will host seven bands: Each band is on stage for an hour, beginning at Noon with Mama Caught Fire, an all-female trio. The afternoon schedule continues with DMC at 1:00, Nathan Elliot (2:00, Cat and Fox (3:00), Mumblin’ Drew (4:00), Peter Breen at 5:00 and Gabe Barnett wrapping up the afternoon at 6:00.
For much more information about the two-day celebration, including background on the readers, the filmmaker and the musical performers, check the EMW website at http://ww3.eatmywordsbooks.com/emw-is-growing/